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Intensive Medical Writing Course
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3711-18-00-03There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 18/05/2018
Date and time18.06.2018, at: 09:00 - 22.06.2018, at: 16:00
Regular seats18
Course fee5,520.00 kr.
LecturersChristine Møller
ECTS credits3.10
Contact personChristine Møller    E-mail address: medicalmanuscripts@gmail.com
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). All other participants must pay the course fee.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Write a well-structured manuscript and a convincing cover letter
2. Identify the most common errors of grammar and usage
3. Present numbers correctly
4. Appreciate the importance of effective figures and tables
5. Understand medical writing conventions and the editorial process

This course is in two parts. Part I is a half-day session for all participants. The emphasis here is on how to avoid the most common errors of grammar and usage when writing papers in English, how to prepare effective illustrations, and how to understand the publication process. The participants then split into two groups and attend either the Tuesday and Wednesday or the Thursday and Friday full-day sessions. Part II focuses on writing clearly, correctly, concisely and memorably for an international audience, style and vocabulary, punctuation, the IMRAD structure, presentation of numbers, the publication process and the cover letter.

PhD students, and, if there are any vacant places, other researchers, who are writing for publication in life-science journals.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes


Presentations, exercises, discussions, and evaluation of texts written by participants.
NOTE: All participants must bring eight copies of a 1–3 page text they have written in English. This should not have been professionally edited.

Course director
Christine Møller BA, Dip Ed / Medical Manuscripts / medicalmanuscripts@gmail.com / 26 84 06 36

Part I
Christine Møller, BA, Dip Ed, Director, Medical Manuscripts; Assistant Editor APMIS
Bobby Brown BSc (Hons), PhD, Dr Bobby Brown Medical Writing Services
Part II
Christine Møller
Gevene Hertz PhD, Director, Perceptronics; Formerly Senior Editor and Technical Writer for BK Medical
Joan Waddell BSc (Hons), PGCE, JW Projects
Bobby Brown BSc (Hons), PhD, Dr Bobby Brown Medical Writing Services

Dates: 18, 21, 22 June 2018
18.06.2018 13:00 to 16:00
21.06.2018 & 22.06.2018 09:00 to 16:00

Course location

Please register before 18 May 2018

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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